16 June 2014


For this month Shhhh Cooking secretly challenge was paired up with Viji same minded people were paired up so she knows my mind n gave me samai / little millet as the secret ingredient.. Made a quick one pot khichdi for lunch with samai rice.. Added more veggies to make it a complete meal.
What you need: Adapted from Padhuskitchen
Little Millet / Samai - 1 cup
Moong dhal - 2 tbsp
Mixed Veggies - 1 cup (Carrot, Beans, Potato, Green peas)
Onion - 1 no, sliced
Green chilli - 4 nos slit
Ginger - 1 inch piece finely chopped
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Ghee - 1 tsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Cumin seeds -1/2 tsp
Whole black pepper - 2-3
Red chilli - 1
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - few

How to make:
Wash and soak millets along with moong dal in 1 1/2 cup of hot water for 2 -2 1/2 hours. Heat oil in a pressure pan, add cumin seeds, red chillies, hing black pepper and curry leaves.

Add chopped onions, ginger, green chillies and saute until onions turn pink. Then add all the vegetables, drumstick leaves, turmeric powder, salt needed and saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add the soaked millet along with the water. Close the cooker and cook for 2 whistles on medium flame, then simmer for another 5 minutes and switch it off. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, add a tsp of ghee and mix the well.

Serve hot with cup of curd, pickles n some munches to go along..


  1. i love samai..you have done it perfectly....awesome..

  2. What a healthy and delicious platter, looks inviting!!

  3. Very healthy and tasty looking khichdi. Wonderfully prepared.

  4. Excellent khichdi, i would like to finish that platter anytime..Very filling lunch or dinner definitely.

  5. yummy & healthy khichadi!!